Program Services

Center-Based Programs

TRF offers full-day center-based ECE programs for children from birth to 12 years. TRF uses the Creative Curriculum, which focuses on the individual needs of each child and supports all areas of development—language, cognitive, social emotional, physical and creative. Developmental milestones are measured using screenings, ongoing assessments and authentic observations. Our School-Age Programs provide recreational and educational components, which support children in primary education, reinforcing classroom instruction. Our programs includes providing children with balanced meals daily.

Family Engagement & Parenting Groups

We work to ensure that every family has the tools, skills and resources not only to survive but to thrive. TRF offers multiple parent education opportunities to help parents develop parenting and basic communication skills, improve parent-child relationships, foster an understanding of basic child development principles and create a sense of community among a group of fellow parents. These groups and classes include support groups for grandparents raising their grandchildren, fathers, parenting classes in English and Spanish, and parent support groups.

TRF classrooms provide nurturing spaces that support the development of infants, toddler and preschool-aged children. Our School-Age Programs support classroom education through Academic and Developmental Activities both after-school and during our Full-Day Summer Camp Programs.

The excitement and wonder that each child brings, the three most notable contributors to the child’s experience are the learning environment, curriculum and the teaching team.

Learning Environments

Each classroom includes spaces for children to work in large and small groups or independently throughout the day–both indoors and outdoors. Materials and equipment are designed to meet children’s developmental needs and help their healthy growth and development. Each of our classrooms integrates family cultures and support the changing ages, stages, interests and characteristics children over time.


Dedicated to the empowerment of children and families in the community we serve. TRF is committed to providing children and families with high quality services that ensure a long-lasting success.

Teaching Teams

All TRF teachers are required to meet specific educational requirements including college degrees and child development permits issued by the State of California and First Aid/CPR certificates. In addition to these requirements, TRF provides ongoing training both on-site and through various conference, workshops and seminars.
Family Services


The following information determines eligibility:

Child’s age (8 weeks – 12 years)

Income Verification
(TANF/ SSI/Foster/1040 2021 Tax Return)

Proof of Address (utility bill, cable bill, etc.)


TRF uses a selection point system to select children based on highest to lowest points.

This process includes foster & unhoused children, as well as children with disabilities to participate in the program based on the need as well as the educational plan (IEP).


TRF recruits throughout the year. We partner with many agencies and community programs to be visible and promote TRF services. TRF parents assist with recruitment in distributing flyers, informing their neighbors, family and friends of TRF services.


Eligible and selected children are enrolled. TRF continuously enrolls children throughout the program year.


Children’s attendance is crucial as they will benefit from educational and health services. Should a child be absent for excused reasons, it is highly recommended that the parent contact the site to report the absence and reason.
Parent Workshops

Parent workshops are offered for free throughout the program year such as:

  • Nutrition & Health
  • Education
  • Disabilities
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Domestic Violence information
  • Parent Advocacy
  • Parent Volunteerism
  • Male Involvement
  • Parent, Family & Community Engagement

Parent, Family & Community Engagement

TRF strives to meet the needs of each child and their family by providing parent activities and encouraging parent participation throughout the program. One of TRF’s goals is to prepare children for the elementary school years by empowering families to participate in many activities such as workshops or trainings which will enable them to be effective advocates and parents. With a primary focus on family self-sufficiency, we help parents to support their child’s school readiness goals and classroom curriculum at home, provide families with support during transition into Head Start and into Kindergarten and opportunities for parents to strengthen their leadership and advocacy skills.


TRF ensures that every child enrolled and before, must have up-to-date immunizations, a current physical and dental exam each year. As part of the programs’ goals, TRF provides health education activities/topics such as asthma, child obesity, childhood lead, childhood diseases, updates on immunization information.
Nutrition Services
The first five years of a child’s life are critical to the foundation of nutrition and shaping lifelong healthy eating habits. TRF offers a comprehensive nutrition program that contributes to children’s physical and mental growth for school readiness. Our nutrition services offers the following elements that impact children’s learning, development and socialization.

Family Style Meal Service

An innovative approach to serving meals that supports learning opportunities and promotes communication, conversation. Family Style also allows participants to eat together and to make food choices based on individual appetites and food.

A Healthy Menu

TFR provides meals that meet USDA requirements. Our menu is rich in whole grains and offers a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Special Diets

Exclusive meal planning by a Registered Dietitian for children with special dietary needs.
Disabilities / Mental Health

TRF provides an all-inclusive program for children with disabilities, social, and, emotional concerns, which includes the provision of special accommodations allowing children with disabilities and other concerns to thrive within our classroom community. Through collaborative partnerships and engaged parents, children transition to the next stages of learning confident, socially, and, emotionally ready to succeed. We at TRF have fastened ourselves to the approach that prevention and early intervention is the key to healthy child development and lifelong success.